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NBC’s “The Voice” Star Talks About HIV and His Drug Addiction

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery

NBC’s “The Voice” Star Talks About HIV and His Drug Addiction

“I decided to come clean because, at some point, you have to decide that you want to live for something greater than yourself,” said Jamar Rogers from NBC’s “The Voice.”  Rogers also auditioned for two seasons of “American Idol” before earning a spot on Cee Lo Green’s team on “The Voice.”  

His past addiction to crystal meth has been a hot topic in entertainment circles, and Rogers also shared another intimate detail with almost 20 million viewers of “The Voice,” telling the world that he is HIV positive.  Read the whole article in New York Post, where Jamar says, “As hard as I was trying to become this superstar, I felt like I had this obligation to give back to my community- to let people know there is hope.”  Jamar talks candidly about his addiction and HIV, and his story inspires the world.

Image courtesy of New York Post .

About the Author

Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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